Christmas opening times

Over the Christmas period the Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and Queen's House will be open as usual. We are closed to the public from 24-26 December. Plan your next visit

Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
Thursday 18 January | 6.15pm-7.30pm
Price: 
£5 for Members, £7 for non-Members
Location: 
National Maritime Museum, Lecture Theatre
Season: 
Talks & courses
Franklin: Death in the Ice
Evenings and Lates

Join journalist, author and polar specialist Michael Smith as he discusses Francis Crozier, captain of HMS Terror.

Captain Francis Crozier was a major figure in the three epic quests of 19th century Polar exploration – navigating the North West Passage, reaching the North Pole and mapping Antarctica. He sailed on six Polar voyages and assumed command of Franklin’s Arctic expedition in 1847 after his death.
 
Author, journalist and polar expert Michael Smith joins us to discuss Francis Crozier, and why such an important figure in polar exploration has been neglected by history.
 

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